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Auction 156, Lot 314

"Virginia", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

7.6 x 5.8 inches
19.3 x 14.7 cm

This map of Virginia is nearly identical to the maps of Barker and Scott, but here the western boundary is not shown on either the eastern or western fork of the Big Sandy River. It features fine topographical detail and names several towns and cities, including Washington (not yet the District of Columbia), Richmond, Charlotteville, and, outside the state, Pittsburg. Ohio is still N.W. Territory. Onancock is labeled Onaucook, again a similarity to the Barker and Scott maps. Published by Thomas & Andrews and engraved by Samuel Hill.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography) #304-12; Wheat & Brun #571.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a couple of tiny, unobtrusive spots, some minor extraneous creasing, and a few small chips confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016